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message 1: by Richelle (new)

Richelle Robinson (sseashell1243) | 99 comments Mod
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. The 2008 Beach Book Festival has issued a call for entries for its annual program spotlighting the hottest reads of the upcoming summer season.

The Beach Book Festival will consider self-published or independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children's books, teenage, how-to, science fiction, romance, comics, poetry, spiritual, compilations/anthologies, history, business and health-oriented books published on or after Jan. 1, 2000 and be commercially available.

Our grand prize for the 2008 Beach Book Festival includes a week for two at the Larimar St. Croix Writers Colony in the U.S. Virgin Islands; $1500 cash, a flight to Atlantic City and a publicity campaign from a leading international PR firm following the competition.

Submitted works will be judged for general excellence, i.e., the potential of the work to be an engaging beach read this summer season.

Please classify your book and enter it in the following categories.Multiple entries must be accompanied by a separate fee for each book.

1) General Non-fiction
2) General Fiction
3) Children's books
4) How-to
5) Business
6) Comics
7) Health
8) Spiritual
9) Romance
10) Poetry
11) History
12) Teenage
13) Biography/Autobiography
14) Compilations/Anthologies
15) Science Fiction

In addition to honoring the top selections in the above categories, The Beach Book Festival will award the following chosen from submissions:

1) Beach Book Author of the Year-Honors the outstanding book of the competition.
2) Beach Book Designer of the Year --- Honors outstanding and innovative design.
3) Beach Book Publisher of the Year-Honors the top publisher based on materials displaying excellence in marketing and promotional materials, as determined by our judges.

FESTIVAL RULES: Beach Book Festival submissions cannot be returned. Each entry must contain the official entry form, including your e-mail address and contact telephone number. All shipping and handling costs must be borne by entrants.

NOTIFICATION AND DEADLINES: We will notify each entry of the receipt of their package via e-mail and will announce the winning entries on our web site ( Because of the anticipated high volume of entries, we can only respond to e-mail inquiries.

Deadline submissions in each category must be postmarked by the close of business on April 25, 2008. Winners in each category will be notified by e-mail. Please note that judges read and consider submissions on an ongoing basis, comparing early entries with later submissions at our meetings.

TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at or may be faxed/e-mailed to you. Please contact our office for fax requests. Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee of $50 in the form of a check, money order or PayPal online payment in U.S. dollars for each submission. Multiple submissions are permitted but each entry must be accompanied by a separate form and entry fee.

You can also enter the contest by phone by calling 323-665-8080 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pacific time.

Entry fee checks should be made payable to JM Northern Media LLC. We're sorry, but entries must be mailed and cannot be delivered in person or by messenger services to the JM Northern Media offices.

Entry packages should include:

1) One copy of the book;
2) Your official entry form or a copy;
3) The entry fee or receipt for online payment;
4) Any marketing materials you wish to send. Marketing is used as a tie-breaking consideration by our judges.

Entries should be mailed to:
JM Northern Media LLC
attn: Beach Book Festival
7095 Hollywood Boulevard
Suite 864
Hollywood, CA 90028-0893
Phone: 323-665-8080

AWARDS: The Beach Book Festival selection committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project.

The 2008 Beach Book Festival is part of the JM Northern Media family of festivals, which includes the New York Book Festival, Hollywood Book Festival, London Book Festival and DIY Convention. The 2008 Beach Book Festival is sponsored by Final Draft Screenplay Software; The Hollywood Creative Directory; Westside Websites com; Shopanista and The DIY

message 2: by Natalie (new)

Natalie (streetheart_) | 115 comments Mod
Thanks for the info girl. I'll be sure to share it.

message 3: by Kellee (new)

Kellee (dark_angel) Dang...I'm still writing my book and I know I would have won. There is no way I can finish my book in a week. I only have 28,000 words and I need at least 65,000 to get a book published.

message 4: by Richelle (new)

Richelle Robinson (sseashell1243) | 99 comments Mod
well maybe they will be having something next year! wat is your book about??

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